School Tours

Old Economy Village offers varied tours that cater to the attention and interests of students of all ages. Whether this is your student’s first visit as a preschooler or if they’re returning one last time before graduation, there’s something to see for everyone.

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Kinderhaus Tour, Preschool, 1-1/2 hours

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Home Life Tour, Kindergarten-3rd Grades, 2 hours

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Community Life Tour, 3rd-6th Grades, 2 hours

Natural History

Natural History Museum Tour, 3rd-6th Grades, 1-1/2 hours









The Harmonist Success Story Tour, Jr. & Sr. High School, College, 2 hours

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Combined Tours, Multiple Grade levels, 2 hours

Christmastime for Children, Preschool-2nd Grade, 1-1/2 hours








Educational programs at Old Economy Village present aspects of communal life, the development of industry in the United States, life in 19th century Pennsylvania towns, and religious, political and cultural freedom in America as these relate to the Harmony Society. The docents at Old Economy Village interpret the history of the site for all grade levels from preschool programs which introduce the story of life in the nineteenth century, to tours for secondary and college students which examine economic, religious and agricultural components of the Society. Educational programs are designed to enhance study in the classroom, enriching students’ understanding of the development and benefits of community through the study of material culture.

Tour Admission Fee:

$5 per participant for preschool – high school tours
$ 9 per participant for college students and adult groups

All tour groups have the option of utilizing our picnic area for lunch.  The Feast Hall is available as a rain location.

All Preschool to 6th Grade classes have the option of shopping in the Children’s Store as one of the stops on tour.  Older groups may shop in the regular Museum Store at the Visitor Center.

All educational tours must be pre-scheduled by contacting David Miller at (724) 266-4500 ext. 110.